Sunday, October 20, 2013

"But I'm Not Like That" is the Wrong Answer

Click the little graphic below open. Please read it.

This something that needs to be said, and it's not just about men. 

The same story can be told in race- and religion- and age- and size- and other-based categories  - - - those situations where one group is socially favored - - has more innate cultural capital - - than the other. 

Read this. Listen. Fight down your defensiveness. Think about it.

Then stop doing it, and demand that others stop doing it to you.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Say "no" to U.S. Corn

          Worth considering today is that farmed animal feed has been hybridized and GMO-enhanced to make animals fatten up very quickly so that they can be butchered sooner (and thus save money). Then meat-eating humans eat the meat, and ingest the same chemicals that animals did. Too, the feed - which is corn mostly - got into the processed human food supply about 20-30 years ago because so much of it was
grown that it was available very cheaply, and capitalism is about maximizing profit, and damn everything else, including health. We eat the same amount our parents ate, and yet we get fatter, and develop diabetes, and food allergies, and more cancers. I am not a conspiracy theorist, but the problem here isn't that we're lazy, or sugar, and it isn't that we're eating more. It's the food we are eating, and what we're not being told. GMOs need to be labeled, but we also need to stop eating processed food - anything with corn in it. Very, very hard to do since corn-based sweetener - high fructose corn syrup - is in everything. Look at this.